July 6, 2021

July 7 webinar – children with disabilities in Bulgaria

On July 7, 2021, DRI hosted a webinar A Dead End for Children: the continued institutionalization of children with disabilities in Bulgaria Speakers:Aneta Genova, Kera Foundation, BulgariaEric Rosenthal, Executive Director, DRIAmalia Gamio, Vice Chair, UN CRPD CommitteeSteven Allen, Co-Executive Director, Validity FoundationNadia Deneva, Opportunity and Support Association, BulgariaMarisa Brown, RN, Retired, faculty of the Georgetown […]

June 24, 2021

Report: Serbia’s Forgotten Children

June 24, 2021 Disability Rights International and Mental Disability Rights initiative of Serbia released a report today, Forgotten Children of Serbia, documenting that Serbia has failed to address severe human rights violations and abuses in its institutions that constitute inhuman and degrading treatment – and in some cases amount to torture. In all the institutions […]

June 15, 2021

June 17 webinar – transitional justice and disability

Transitional Justice and Disability in the Americas: Accountability for Serious and Pervasive Human Rights Violations Justicia transicional y discapacidad en las Américas: rendición de cuentas por violaciones graves a derechos humanos Thursday, June 1710 – 11:15 am EDT Click here to register. Speakers:Juliana Bustamante, Director of PAIIS ColombiaAlberto Vásquez, President of Sociedad y Discapacidad (SODIS) […]

May 13, 2021

Call for submissions to UN working group on deinstitutionalization

On behalf of the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and Disability Rights International (DRI), we are writing to let you know about a regional “consultation” being organized by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) to solicit input from people with disabilities and their allies on experiences and […]

April 29, 2021

Torture at Massachusetts school – Eric Rosenthal on Today Show

“You don’t have to be a human rights lawyer to seethere is something deeply wrong here.” – Eric Rosenthal Last year, the FDA banned the use of shock devices as “treatment” for people with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts but the fight is not over – the Center continues to use the shock devices on people […]